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We designed SpringBoard Math 2020 to focus on the same essential knowledge and skills that the Math sections of the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT™ 10, and PSAT™ 8/9 assess. To be sure that we succeeded in aligning SpringBoard Math 2020 with the tests in the SAT Suite of Assessments, we plan to conduct an updated research study.

The results of a former study showed strong to exemplary alignment1 between each SpringBoard Math 2014/2015 course and the corresponding SAT Suite test. This means that SpringBoard Math students are getting ready for the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9 in the classroom every day.

Study Results


SpringBoard Math 2014 Course 2, Course 3, and Algebra 1 align to all 14 of the content dimensions in the three PSAT 8/9 domains.

PSAT 8/9


SpringBoard Math 2014/2015 Algebra 1 and Geometry align to 15 of the 17 content dimensions in the four PSAT 10 and PSAT/NMSQT domains.

PSAT 10 & PSAT/NMSQT


SpringBoard Math 2014/2015 Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 align to all 19 of the 20 content dimensions in the four SAT domains.

SAT

LIMITED alignment occurs when more than one content dimension in a domain is not addressed in the SpringBoard course/assessment.

STRONG alignment occurs when all but one of the content dimensions in the domain are addressed multiple times throughout the SpringBoard course/assessment.

EXEMPLARY alignment occurs when each content dimension in a domain is addressed multiple times throughout the SpringBoard course/assessment.

An alignment is identified when any portion of the SpringBoard curriculum includes direct instruction or assessment of a content dimension from the SAT Suite of Assessments.

Note:

  • One content dimension (Percentages) in the domain of Problem Solving and Data Analysis is addressed in SpringBoard courses preceding Algebra 1.
  • Two content dimensions (Percentages and Ratios, Rates, Proportional Relationships, and Units) in the domain of Problem Solving and Data Analysis are addressed in SpringBoard courses preceding Algebra 1.